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Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo. After spending six years in investment banking and getting an MBA in between, Ashley decided to pursue her passion in the creative world. Now she runs the successful Lil Blue Boo clothing line, clothing pattern line and DIY website. More recently she’s written The Cancer Chronicles, a detailed journey of her battle with a rare cancer Choriocarcinoma, intertwined with her creative lifestyle. Ashley also writes daily for Babble Home.

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A Year of My Life Chronicled By Hair Part II

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So where did we leave off in Part I? My 5 year-old daughter had just shaved my head. The immediate reaction I had the next day was: My head is COLD! You don’t realize how much your hair keeps your head warm until you don’t have any.

Here’s after I lost my hair until today:

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A Year of My Life Chronicled By Hair Part II

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Oops....not me. But I can relate to her:

Where did the last 12 months go?! Looking back at all those photos I barely remember it all. I feel tougher today than ever though. I think that’s why I’m feeling more ME than ever. I wrote a few months ago that cancer can be awesome. I know not everyone will understand that. Anyway, today I’m leaning more towards the Lisbeth Salander look.

Now I just need a few tattoos.

 

Make sure to check out Losing Their Hair! A collection of photos documenting hair loss due to breast cancer, brain tumors, lymphoma, ovarian cancer etc.

 

The Cancer Chronicles via lilblueboo.com

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Ashley Hackshaw is the editor, designer, and DIYer behind the wildly popular Lil Blue Boo. She runs the successful Lil Blue Boo clothing line, clothing pattern line and DIY website, and she’s written The Cancer Chronicles, a detailed journey of her battle with a rare cancer Choriocarcinoma, intertwined with her creative lifestyle. Ashley also writes daily for Babble Home. Read bio and latest posts → Read Ashley's latest posts →

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5 thoughts on “A Year of My Life Chronicled By Hair Part II

  1. Elizabeth morales says:

    You are amazing and that’s all I can think of because there are no words to describe you but AMAZING and for all the other women out there fighting for their life <3 lots of love from here following your journey <3

  2. maricia perez says:

    Hair or no hair you always looked amazing! Thank you for being yourself and sharing your story :)

  3. Tracy says:

    At the age of 44,I was diagnosed with uterine cancer after wanting to get a uterine ablation to help out with my crummy periods. Been clean now for 3 1/2 years:) It was all contained so I didn’t have to go thru chemo or radiation. When you said that cancer can be awesome, I completely understand. I also look at it as the persons awesomeness comes out in spite of the cancer. I so want to get a shamrock tattoo because I am such a lucky girl!

    Love your blogs, you make me giggle!!

  4. Maria V Torres says:

    You are an Inspiration to us all! God Bless you and your family. You are a beautiful lady with or with out hair.Thank you for sharing your story.I wish you lots of happiness,health and lots of Love!

  5. Claire from HandmadebyClaireBear says:

    I cut my hair last summer through choice, because I was fed up with it being so limp in the heat.
    Since then it’s looked about the same as yours does in the “Getting Stronger
    July 2012″ shot, all the time! My crew cut works very well for me and people comment on how it suits me. Plus getting ready to leave the house is so much easier now!
    I’m glad your chemo is over and you have a positive outcome.
    I bet you’re glad too

    :)

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